Mar 7, 2012 8:21am
Re: Abbott and Costello Go To Mars (1953)
It's registered using '&' instead of 'and' in the title:
Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000082586 / 1981-01-30
Renewal registration for: LP0000002430 / 1953-03-10
Title: Abbott &
Costello go to Mars. By Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Universal City Studios, Inc. (PWH)
Variant title: Abbott & Costello go to Mars
Names: Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Universal City Studios, Inc.
It can be a bit tricky at times. When you don't find a match for a complete title for a film that isn't distributed by PD companies, try with the first word or first few words, and sorting the results by date. In this case, when searching for 'Abbott' and sorting the results by ascending date, the title shows up for the year 1953, as expected.
Alternatively, you can look up the original registration in the decennial cumulative CCEs
and do a search by registration number instead of by title.
In this case, the original registration is:
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO GO TO MARS.
Universal Pictures Co., 1953. 77 min.,
sd., b&w, 35mm. A Universal-International
picture. Universal Pictures Co., Inc.;
A search by registration number for LP0000002430 (the number needs to be padded with zeroes to reach ten digits) on the USCO site leads straight to the renewal record.
This post was modified by larus on 2012-03-07 16:21:21